July was colder than usual in Latvia

The average air temperature of July in Latvia was 16.8 degrees, which is one degree Celsius less than the climatic norm, according to information from the Latvian Environment, Geology, and Meteorology Center.

The weather was particularly cooler than normal in the central part of the country, with the largest deviation from the norm in Rīga, where July was 1.6 degrees cooler than normal, while the average air temperature of Liepāja, Pāvilosta and Venstpils was just 0.3 to 0.4 degrees behind the climate rate.

The hottest day of July was July 16, when Dobee recorded a 32.1-degree heat, which is also the highest temperature in Latvia this year, but the coolest morning was on July 11, when the air cooled to 4.8 degrees in Madona, setting a cold record for July 11.

Similarly cool was July 2020, when the monthly average temperature was 16.4 C.

On average, rainfall amounted to 70.8 millimeters, which is 7% below the climate rate, but the regional breakdown of rainfall has been uneven. There are still separate areas in all regions where the drought is not over. The driest municipalities are Alūksne, Gulbene, Rēzekne, as well as certain locations of Talsi and Ventspils municipalities.

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